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Premises licences that sell alcohol must have an individual named as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). The DPS must be a personal licence holder.
If you are the licence holder and would like to change the DPS to another person you must apply for a DPS Variation.
The person nominated as the new DPS on a Premises Licence must complete a consent form.
The DPS must:
See licence fees.
To apply for a DPS variation:
You as the licence holder must complete the DPS variation form.
The proposed DPS must grant consent by completing the DPS consent form.
Please note: we cannot grant your DPS variation until we have received consent form the new proposed DPS.
You will need to include a copy of the following:
* The original premises licence can either accompany the application or be sent separately to Preston City Council, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL.
You will need to send a copy of your application to the police. We will do this on your behalf if the application is submitted online.
There will be a consultation period of 14 days starting from the day after we received your application.
This time allows objections to be made from the police.
Please note: the application provides the opportunity for the change of DPS to have immediate affect. If the application seeks to take immediate affect, the new DPS can take on their role during the consultation period.
If there are no objections from the police, the variation will be granted the day after the end of the consultation period. You will receive your licence or certificate within 10 days.
Objections must be based on the variation not promoting one or more of the following licensing objectives:
If objections are received, a hearing will be held within 20 working days after end of the consultation period and you will be notified in writing.
If the application is granted the updated licence will be issued within 20 working days of the grant of the application.
Anyone at the hearing can appeal the decision.
Appeals must be made to a Magistrates court within 21 days of the decision being made.
To change the name or address of the current DPS complete the GOV.UK - change of name or address – premises licence holder or DPS form.
Please note: this form should only be used in circumstances where it is the same person or company but with a different name (e.g. name changed by marriage).
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.